Silversea Announces 2008 World Cruise

Energized by the overwhelming success of World Cruise 2007, scheduled to depart Fort Lauderdale next month, Silversea is excited to unveil World Cruise 2008, appropriately themed “The Rhythms of the World.” The curtain rises on January 16, 2008, when Silver Shadow is set to embark on a 110-day voyage, encircling the world and embracing the cultures of more than 25 countries and over 50 different ports of call.

Departing Fort Lauderdale, the intimate Silver Shadow, with no more than 382 privileged and pampered guests on board, will sail through the Panama Canal and along the Mexican Riviera, following a route of enchantment to no less than four tropical Hawaiian hideaways. Intriguing island destinations like Majuro in the Marshall Islands, Pohnpei in Micronesia, Apra Harbor on the island of Guam, and historic Iwo Jima, all previously unexplored by Silversea, will host inaugural calls. Guests will discover exotic Far East traditions and the timeless beauty of Egypt. They’ll savor some of the world’s most cherished cuisines and explore the splendors of Italy and Spain before crossing the Atlantic to a warm Caribbean welcome, returning full-circle to Fort Lauderale. Highlights of this epic journey will include extended overnight calls in Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Mumbai and Barcelona.

“A Silversea world cruise is a complete lifestyle experience,” said David Morris, Silversea’s executive vice president of sales and marketing for North America. “Not only will our guests have the chance to visit incredible destinations and explore fascinating cultures during their voyage, but they’ll enjoy an expanded program of onboard and land-based enrichment activities along the way. The sights, experiences, and friendships they take away from their journey will be priceless.”

On World Cruise 2008, guests will enjoy spacious, ocean-view accommodations (most with private veranda), sumptuous gourmet cuisine, personalized service, warm Italian hospitality, and Silversea’s generous selection of all-inclusive shipboard amenities, including complimentary beverages, wines and spirits served throughout the ship, 24-hour room service, stocked in-suite beverage cabinet and all gratuities. Plus, complimentary Butler Service is provided in the Grand, Royal, Rossellini and Owner’s Suites.

The following complimentary amenities will also be available to guests who book the full 110-day cruise: exclusive shoreside events, including a hosted event on the eve of departure with hotel accommodations and private transfer and baggage handling between airport, hotel and ship; an onboard spending credit; escorted shore excursions to exotic sites in select ports of call; a gala farewell event; and special commemorative gifts. A complimentary Business Class air upgrade is also available for guests who purchase Silversea’s optional Air and Hotel Program.

World Cruise 2008 officially opens for reservations on January 2, 2007, when pricing and the complete itinerary will also be available at

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